Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Editor: Zdeněk Kopal
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214870

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Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 8 presents reviews on the advances in astronomy and astrophysics. The book discusses microwave studies of thermal emission from the moon; the origin of the thermal emission of the moon at microwave frequencies; and the effect of various specific surface attributes on the characteristics of the microwave emission. The text then describes radar studies of the moon, including radar studies of the moon’s motions and of the statistical properties of the lunar surface and radar mapping of the lunar surface. The theoretical basis of cratering and erosion of the moon’s surface is also considered. Astronomers, astrophysicists, and students taking astronomy and astrophysics will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Microwave Studies of Thermal Emission from the Moon

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods of Observations and Definitions

    III. The Origin of the Radio Brightness of the Moon

    IV. Variations in the Brightness with Time

    V. Variations in Brightness and Polarization across the Moon

    VI. Observational Results

    VII. Summary


    Radar Studies of the Moon

    I. Introduction

    II. Radar Studies of the Moon's Motions

    III. Radar Studies of the Statistical Properties of the Lunar Surface

    IV. Radar Mapping of the Lunar Surface

    V. Summary


    Cratering and the Moon's Surface


    I. The Alphonsus Event and Fluorescence on the Lunar Surface

    II. Cratering Relationships

    III. Planetary Encounters

    IV. The Origin of the Moon

    V. Strength of Lunar Crustal Rocks

    VI. The Top Layer

    VII. Erosion

    VIII. Mechanical Properties of Lunar Top Soil

    IX. The Ballistic Environment

    X. Erosion Lifetimes of Surface Features

    XI. Summary

    XII. Addendum

    XIII. Appendix: Tables

    List of Symbols


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214870

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